Saturday, June 25, 2011

Electronics Ban Right Around the Corner

Effective July 1, 2011 discarded computer equipment and discarded televisions are banned from North Carolina landfills.

This is directed by SESSION LAW 2010-67, SENATE BILL 887, Discarded computer equipment, as defined in G.S. 130A‑309.131.  and discarded televisions, as defined in G.S. 130A‑309.131.

Computer Equipment is defined as Any desktop computer, notebook computer, monitor or video display unit for a computer system, and the keyboard, mice, other peripheral equipment, and a printing device such as a printer, a scanner, a combination print‑scanner‑fax machine, or other device designed to produce hard paper copies from a computer.

A Television is defined as Any electronic device that contains a tuner that locks on to a selected carrier frequency and is capable of receiving and displaying of television or video programming via broadcast, cable, or satellite, including, without limitation, any direct view or projection television with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger whose display technology is based on cathode ray tube (CRT), plasma, liquid crystal display (LCD), digital light processing (DLP), liquid crystal on silicon (LCOS), silicon crystal reflective display (SXRD), light emitting diode (LED), or similar technology marketed and intended for use by a consumer primarily for personal purposes.

For information on local electronics recycling programs please contact the following:

Carteret County:  252-728-8406 Craven County:  252-636-6659  Pamlico County 252-745-3133

Home Electronics Disposal